Executive Orders

Constituent: “[Are you saying e]ven though I didn’t get what I wanted, I still am going to vote in favor of taxpayer funded abortions?

Stupak: “Isn’t that the way our country works? If the majority of people vote against us, and they want to put it in there…

Constituent: “But you will still have a chance to vote on behalf of the fact that you have the Michigan Right To Life endorsement and 62% of Americans don’t want this, you would vote against the bill at the end of the day.

Stupak: “Oh, I may not. …If I lose that vote, that doesn’t mean I vote against the whole bill.

… [Let’s say] we had a chance to run our amendment, and we lost. OK. I voted my conscience, stayed true to my principles, stayed true to the beliefs of this district…

But he didn’t: He ran his amendment and he WON. Then he abandoned his conscience, his principles and his constituents. But I guess he’s right, the way our country works is for Democrats to pretend to have principles. Either that, or the surprise was too much for him.

What we now know is that if the two bills had gone to a Senate/House Joint Committee, Stupak would also have voted to accept the Senate language on abortion funding. Same conscience, same principles – one of which is that his constituents’ desires matter less to him than Nancy Pelosi’s approbation and a photocopy of a note from Barack Obama labeled “Use the Full Force of Law, Luke Bart.” Stupak is worse than the other Democrats who voted “Yea” because of his preening for the national cameras about the sanctity of life during the run-up to the vote.

Adding insult to Stupakidy, he isn’t even good at being bribed. $700,000 plus is all he got in airport porkulus? John Murtha is laughing in Hell.

Finally, let’s hear from one of the greatest proponents of self aggrandizing situational ethics of our age, Stupak’s more honest namesake –
Bart Simpson: “He’s going to kill Rod and Todd too! That’s horrible… in principle.